A year later, four scouts played a decisive role in the Red
River War, which was the last major stand of the Comanches,
Kiowas, and Southern Cheyenne. One of the heroes was scout
Adam Paine, whom an observer described as “a big black kinky
headed negro, wearing horns.” Paine (the surname can be
traced to King Payne of the eighteenth-century Florida
Seminoles) won the Medal of Honor for demonstrating
“habitual courage” and bravery under fire.
Sources: Wallace 128-168, Mulroy 122.
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